The fifth and final race of the Met League Cross Country 2016/17 season was at Alexandra Palace Park on 11th February 2017. Going into the race our women’s team were top of Division 2 by just 62 points. This is equivalent to one high scoring runner. Both women’s and men’s teams turned up in high numbers to race and to support the women’s race.
In the end our women’s team absolutely smashed it and finished the season 172 points ahead, thus securing top spot, promotion to division 1 and winning our club’s first ever trophy comprehensively. We enjoyed plenty of cake, mud, war paint and in the end a shiny trophy to shamelessly show off to anyone who will listen. All our runners took points all over the place and the men’s team will be inspired by the women’s team come the next Met League season and hopefully for this summers Surrey Road League.
Rather than harp on anymore about how great we are and how amazing our runners are, here is a film by our members Nigel Shardlow and Andy Melrose so you can see what a Cross Country event is like!